April 18, 2013

I looked at the video and thought, "My God, they're so young." Horrible:

BOSTON — The F.B.I. released images on Thursday of two men they said that they would like to question in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

The images, taken near the finish line of the Marathon when the bombs went off, showed two men — one in a white cap and one in a black cap — that they described as suspects in the bombings, which killed three and injured more than 170 on Monday afternoon.

“Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects,” said Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.'s Boston field office.

Videos and photographs of the men wanted for questioning were posted online at www.fbi.gov.

Don't bother, the FBI site has crashed under the heavy traffic. Fortunately, they posted it on YouTube.

Via Karoli:

Update: MSNBC has posted some of the pictures released by the FBI, too. Here's one below:


And more from the press conference:

The images show two men in baseball caps and dark jackets who were seen walking together through the crowd at Monday's iconic race.

One of them set down a black backpack at the site of the second blast, minutes before the explosion.
"Somebody out there knows these individuals…though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us,” Boston FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said at a Thursday evening briefing.

"We consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous," DesLauriers said of the men. "No one should approach them...If you see these men, contact law enforcement."

He asked the public to call a hotline, 1-800-CALL-FBI, with tips or visit the bureau's website, bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov.

DesLauriers said investigators initially zeroed in on one of the men. By examining photos and videos of the marathon crowd, they were able to identify a second suspect.

"They appear to be associated," he said.

Also, once again Dan Bidondi from Alex Jones' conspiracy whacko theory website disrupted the press conference, shouting over other reporters trying to get information. As soon as I can get video of it, we'll post it, though it was quite difficult to hear or understand what he was trying to say.

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